50 years in 50 weeks: 1986, B.A.R. turns 15

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday July 21, 2021
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Photo: Courtesy B.A.R. Archive
Photo: Courtesy B.A.R. Archive

The Bay Area Reporter celebrated its 15th anniversary and the 17th observance of the Stonewall riots in our June 26, 1986 issue, which also marked San Francisco Pride. The paper, at 100 pages, was chock full of profiles of early LGBTQ leaders like the late San Francisco Judge Herb Donaldson and former Judge Mary Morgan and her then-partner, attorney Roberta Achtenberg, who would go on to become a San Francisco supervisor and top official in the Clinton administration. The articles were provocative too. One piece was titled "The Movement Did Not Begin at Stonewall," while a special "Community AIDS Report" laid out in charts the progress San Francisco had made at the time with its community model for addressing the deadly disease. To view the issue, click here.

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